Barry Ray Thomas, age 77, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at his home in Kenosha.
Born on November 5, 1944 in Marshalltown, Iowa, he was the son of the late Walter Harvey and Jean (Denker) Thomas. He grew up attending local schools and was a graduate of Green Mountain High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Iowa State, and his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Iowa.
On August 25, 1973, he was united in marriage to Patricia Aasen in Viroqua, WI.
Barry was a treasured teacher for Kenosha Unified School District from 1968- 2004.
He was a member of the Sierra Club, Green Sanctuary, Nature Conservancy, and the Pringle Nature Center. Barry was an environmentalist who cared deeply for nature and loved teaching science to children.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Tracy (Richard Bundy) Thomas, his siblings, Lynn (Blaine) Vawter, Roger (Carolyn) Thomas, Brian (Nancy) Thomas, Kathy McCormack.
In addition to his parents, Barry was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Denker.